Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Tuesday Reads

Obituary: Noted French actress Jeanne Moreau, 89, died yesterday. She enjoyed a long acting career beginning in 1950, and she worked as recently as 2015.

She is best remembered for her role in the film Jules and Jim.


She was born Jan. 23, 1928, in Paris, the daughter of the former Katherine Buckley, a dancer, and Anatole-Desire Moreau, a restaurateur. She debuted onstage at the Avignon Festival, and her first play was Ivan Turgenev’s “A Month in the Country.”

Moreau played small roles in films in the late 1940s and early 1950s. In the late 1950s, she began working with Malle in “Elevator to the Gallows” (1958) and his follow-up, “The Lovers” (1959), a film that was contentious at the time and prompted the media to dub Moreau as the next Brigitte Bardot.

She also worked with many other acclaimed directors including Michelangelo Antonioni, Orson Welles, Luis Buñuel, Elia Kazan, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Wim Wenders. Welles once called Moreau “the greatest actress in the world.”

Obviously, these "dolls" are anything but harmless.

I am glad I am not living in Seattle.

I am in Medford, where temperatures are expected to hit 113 degrees tomorrow. I will definitely be spending most of my days indoors until the temperatures go below 100.

So much for the movement to get Pete Rose into baseball's hall of fame.

Hall of Shame is more like it.

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